OnLive seen running on iPad

Thursday, 17th June 2010 10:02 GMT By Joe Anderson


OnLive has been caught on camera working with an iPad.

The technology, which is due to begin today in the US, was shown running on the device for the first time, although it was stated that this was not the final product, but “only an example of how ubiquitous the OnLive service truly is.”

OnLive say that when a new platform comes along, all they have to do is write a client, allowing to play games anytime, anywhere.

In the video, you can clearly see Borderlands running on iPad, and even though the controls do look a bit awkward, it seems that these were only for the purpose of the demo.

The developers did say that they’re not sure when or if the iPad client will even ever be available, but from this evidence we can only hope.

OnLive hits the UK next year.

Thanks, Revolting (via TouchArcade)



  1. Badger

    Looks awkward at the minute, not sure of the logic putting the controller functions at the top, but very promising at the same time. With a bit of tweaking, and on a different platform, this could be revolutionary.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. JPickford

    Funny how nobody is any good at playing games over streaming systems. Could it the massive lag which makes them unplayable?

    Waste of time.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    With a bluetooth controller of some sort maybe.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Probably because its on Ipad to, games like that are nearly unplayable on a touch screen. You need buttons.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. JPickford

    Every demo on any system has the person demoing say “I’m crap at this but it works”. What’s really happening is massive lag.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Amored

    I haven’t heard anyone say that.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    If I tried this I’d keep wanting to touch the main area of the screen to select stuff too. Would Apple let this sort of app onto the iPad?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. AbracadaverAK

    Whoever decided to put the controls at the top of the screen really shouldn’t have a job.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Amored

    @DrDamn – If they can make money off it, sure :)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    Yeah but this is Apple. If Jobs doesn’t like it, or thinks it dilutes the iPad experience as he sees it then it won’t happen. Apple would make money from a browser app which supported flash – but they won’t sell it. Some companies make stylus which work on an iPhone/iPad but Apple stores won’t stock them.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Amored

    @DrDamn – Steve Jobs looks like a crazy person. And he doesn’t even like porn.
    About the stylus – I can understand that as he probably want to sell their own product in their own store. I don’t think you’ll find a Samsung DVD-player in a Sony-store just because it works with a Sony Bravia :P

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    No they don’t make stylus for the iPad or iPhone. The reason they don’t make or sell them is because they believe the best stylus is your finger. It’s about the experience.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. ninjanutta

    this really has some great ideas i think.I would love to see this work out to be decent,it would change the way we game forever.Im all for it depending on performance obviously

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Amored

    @DrDamn – Stylus can also damage the screen, though. If you’re unlucky.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Dralen

    I don’t get why the controls aren’t at the bottom of the screen rather than the top.

    I guess it’s cos it would be harder to hold.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    I am waiting for my go ahead from Online right now. I hope it is today, but the site/email does say is Starts today. Could be invited today, or later.

    I will be happy to give impressions once I give it a go.

    Fair impressions, not some knee jerk reaction because I am afriad it might mean the begining of the end of my shelfed box collection. And not some overly glowly crap that claims my cell phone can run Crysis or WoW.

    I will keep you folks posted in the forum when I know more.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Massiveslag

    @5 Massive lag? No, I’m Massiveslag.

    #17 5 years ago

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